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How can I pay for rehab if I'm low income?

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Last Updated: 11/02/2015 at 9:12am
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November 22nd, 2014 11:58am
Talk to the rehab facility! They are there to help. They may be able to work out a reasonable payment arrangement or maybe even get the cost drastically reduced. Dont give up! There are options out there.
December 28th, 2014 6:50pm
You can try this ( or free rehab centers like this (
November 11th, 2014 3:46pm
Most communities have resources for low income people. Some rehabs offer scholarships or other plans to help offset treatment costs. If you call your local treatment center they can explain your options. If they can't work with you, they can send you to someone who can.
December 4th, 2014 6:22am
Many county programs offer low to no cost treatment, depending on income. If that isn't possible, attending a local 12-Step meeting is a great start to healing, and finding additional connections and resources.
December 23rd, 2014 10:58pm
First of all, the fact that you're considering rehab is fantastic. Good for you! Now, in terms of payment, there may be financial programs at the state level, community level, or even at a specific treatment facility. For example, you would not be expected to pay for the treatment upfront or all at once, but a payment plan over time--whatever you can afford. Try talking to a treatment center and ask them about their financial resources. Good luck!
October 9th, 2014 7:30am
You can pay for rehab via welfare or family loans, have friends/family that can help you through it.
November 24th, 2014 4:28pm
research for any type a program willing to help out if your low income. there are a lot of organizations dedicated to helping people who have an addiction problem and helping many who cannot afford to pay for treatment
November 30th, 2014 3:28pm
You can call the rehab you are looking into and ask about payment plans and how to go about your financial problem
December 14th, 2014 8:15am
Sometimes it is best to go to the rehab and look at financial aid options. Many places offer these and can guide you along that path.
December 17th, 2014 11:28pm
Some places work with you on the finance part of rehab. And if you have health care coverage some agencies help as well.
January 4th, 2015 5:32pm
You can sell some things you don't already need trough the internet like eBay so you can make a pocket, but be carefull you need to have in mind, money is for rehab and not for other things... :)
November 2nd, 2015 9:12am
Depending on your country, there will often be places that offer rehab for free, and are payed through state endorsement as well as donations.